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Offline Sin Shadow Fox

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Avast Automatic Full/Deep Scan
« on: June 11, 2020, 01:45:11 PM »
So i recently got avast and i cant figure out how to turn on automatic Full/Deep scan like i did with AVG/MSE/Spybot.
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Re: Avast Automatic Full/Deep Scan
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 05:22:15 PM »
Do you mean how to schedule a scan?

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Re: Avast Automatic Full/Deep Scan
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 05:33:17 PM »
In all honesty with a resident on-access antivirus on-demand scans are greatly depreciated.

If you still want to do it, you will have to create a new scan and schedule it to run.
AvastUI > Protection > Virus Scans > click the Custom Scans - now Create New Scan (and name it) - Select the Full Scan from the drop down list.  Now you can customise it and set the frequency.
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Re: Avast Automatic Full/Deep Scan
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 11:13:21 PM »
That first sentence made no sense to me.
But the rest of that was very helpful.
Thank you.
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Re: Avast Automatic Full/Deep Scan
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 11:48:25 PM »
- With a resident on-access antivirus like avast, the need for frequent on-demand scans is much depreciated.

For the most part the on-demand scan is going to be scanning files that would be otherwise be dormant or inert. If they were active files then the on-access file system shield would be scanning them before being created, modified, opened or executed.
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Re: Avast Automatic Full/Deep Scan
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2020, 05:21:51 PM »
 . . . Is there a college class i can take to understand the language your using?
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Re: Avast Automatic Full/Deep Scan
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2020, 05:23:51 PM »
Yes English :)

What is it that you don't  understand ?
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Re: Avast Automatic Full/Deep Scan
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2020, 06:06:35 PM »
All of it really. I'm not very technical minded.
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Re: Avast Automatic Full/Deep Scan
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2020, 06:46:03 PM »
Then you can use google also.

On-Access/Resident scanners scan activity, when access is made to a file (creation, modified, opened or executed) - Most antiviruses are on-access/resident and actively monitoring and scanning your activity all of the time monitoring and scanning your system.

On-Demand Scans
- Means that you the user manually run them (or set up a scheduled scan).
So running these on-demand scans when you have on-access scans being done by the installed antivirus, means your active files are/have already being scanned (duplication). 

So what other files are going to be scanned by the on-demand scan, effectively the ones that aren't active/dormant.  If for any reason they become active, then the on-access scanner/s would scan them. 

This is where my comment comes from - With a resident on-access antivirus like avast, the need for frequent on-demand scans is much depreciated.




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